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The Dutiful Penguin Zoology in Verse Richard Buckley

The Dutiful Penguin Zoology in Verse

Richard Buckley

Published March 6th 1985
ISBN : 9780947921002
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 About the Book 

The eponymous hero of the book is described When he walks hes a figure of fun but his devotion to duty - That must surely be second to none.The penguin poem sets the tone for a book of very readable animal verse that includes, perhaps the the two most unlikely animals on which a poem has been written, the Platypus, did God just make a mistake?, and the Ameoba, All this prompts one to say/That amoebae display/Some signs of intelligent life. I suppose they must in their circumstances!There are poems on the Ant, the Python, the Hippopotamus, the Whale, the foolish Tortoise and many others that give the reader a very definite feel for the animals in question. Also the book is augmented by a series of very nice illustrations.